World Challenge India Expedition
At the end of last year, 33 Strathmore Secondary students embarked on an amazing adventure to India with World Challenge for 4 weeks.
After many months of preparation, training hikes, camping, and fundraisers, the group left Melbourne in late November. Here we completed a challenging and incredible trek in the Himalayas, where both groups bonded very well as a team and got to know each other. We volunteered at a women's empowerment centre, painting the walls of their classrooms and using the raised funds to sponsor 11 children to complete all their schooling.
We visited many historic sites, including forts and temples, such as the amazing Taj Mahal. We ate lots of superb Indian food, and experienced the liveliness of Indian markets and stalls, buying beautiful souvenirs and gifts.
Everybody had an unforgettable experience doing things outside their comfort zone, taking on challenging roles within the group and forming strong bonds with each other.
To any future year 10s and 11s, it is an experience like no other and definitely something to at least think about doing when the time comes.